The Sustainable Growth Challenge, an annual collegiate competition hosted by the
Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission,
engages students from across the state in planning, sustainability and reinvestment issues. This summer we will
begin reaching out to academic programs around the state to elicit their interest in this falls competition.
The competition enables teams to conduct community planning exercises, analyze economic, social and environmental
aspects of sustainable growth and develop creative community solutions. The competition provides students the
opportunity to interact with local leaders and engage in their own community planning processes.
This year's theme is to be determined; students will be asked to develop creative triple-bottom line
approaches to reinvesting in Maryland Communities.
The 4th Annual Sustainable Growth Challenge will be launched in the fall of 2016.
We would like to recognize the other teams that were selected as finalists; Chesapeake College for “Reinvesting Cambridge,” Goucher College for “Sustainable Homes for the Homeless,” and Morgan State University for “Urban Regeneration Collaborative”
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Our program would not be possible without our panelists; Jim Kruger of the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, Mary Abe, LEED AP, City of Mount Rainier , Christine Conn of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Bryce Turner of the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission and David Jenkins, CEO, Southern Maryland Board of Realtors.